|2-5-2004 - Some Very UNIQUE Visitors |
http://www.brendastardom.com/arch.asp?ArchID=408 [cia visits blog/website]
|11:20 AM GMT|
I'm sorta tripping out right now. I was curious to see if the feds or military would check me out after Friday's report pointing a finger at NSA and talking about Cyberveillance. Yep, you guessed it, I had a lot of visitors that didn't bother to hide where they were from, like the CIA, DOE, CDC, SSA, Navy, Army and that IP from Cyberveillance. I knew, though, that report wouldn't go unnoticed, but after doing an nslookup on them to get their numerical IP's and then checking the logs, I found that it wasn't the NSA bit they were interested in. It was two reports, though Cyberveillance's invisible spider crawled everything I've ever written.
Proof #1: The Log Filez: 2004-04-30 13:22:52 GET /bs.jpg - 184.108.40.206 HTTP/1.0 Mozilla/4.75+[en]C-CCK-MCD+++(WinNT;+U) http://www.brendastardom.com/arch.asp?ArchID=99 200 7786
Proof #2: nslookup: Name: relay1.ucia.gov
Now that they've been properly ID'd, the CIA checked out a report from February 3, 2003 -- "snicker snicker A TTIC" and I sure hope whoever read it laughed as I goofed on Bush and his new agency and went on how he got the acronymn from everyone's childhood wordplay, "spell attic". This puppy was shock-full of .gov links, including the White House. It also had some buzzwords like globalization, TIA, DARPA, Bush, Dick and the biggie, ECHELON.
Whoa tellysavalas! Curious as to the current status of TTIC, I went on the hunt and wound up on TTIC, but not the TTIC heralded by Bush in February 2003. I spotted usda.gov/ttic/ and was already puzzled. The US Department of Agriculture? Then I see "Technology Transfer Information Center" and "National Agricultural Library - United State Department of Agriculture. I checked the page, it had absolutely nothing to do with the other TTIC on the surface, all aggie and such, but it led to even odder agencies, making me think this is a smokedhamscreen. This gets stranger and stranger. The last update on the page was in 2000, meaning it already existed when Bush announced his TTIC, "Terrorist Threat Integration Center in 2003". Aiyiyiyi. My head. Click the link and then follow the others if you're curious. Hi feds, having a nice read?
So why did they check out that particular report? Why are there so many .gov and .mil addresses showing up on an enormous number of sites? I mentioned in that TTIC piece that I believed ECHELON was probably mothballed due to advances in technology. I now think ECHELON is alive and well but has some new pals, particularly the NSA who on April 6 admitted they monitor email after announcing they'd made an arrest due to an email interception. . This is nuts. The FBI has Carnivore, dog only knows what methods the CIA use. Hmm, that takes me back to the E-word and thinking along the angle that E snags the stuff they somehow justify and pass the intel on to different agencies and entities.
Man, this is mind-blowing the hair on my arms which is standing at attention as a chill wiggles up from my toes to the top of my head. Then I have to think, sofuckingwhat? So they're curious. I've broken no laws, supported no terrorist stuff, advocated no death wishes to Bush and gang, there's nothing they can do to me, plus I'm not in the states. Oops, I forgot about Tempest, another that's disappeared from the net rader.
I'm getting off my own topic to impart what I just discovered about Tempest in a tech report from Cambridge University in the UK, written 4 1/2 months ago. I swear, the goosebumps on my arms are as big as zits as I read this pdf report and flash on yesterday's insane events involving net connection, my wireless keyboard to suddendly going out of secure mode and it took well over an hour for inhouse computer dude to figure out how to batten its hatches. Then it became insecure again and it took some real smarts on the part of IHCD to secure it again. It was weird, one time it would go so far as to letting a code be entered, but then it would say it didn't work and my whole screen is in tan, I think, and when I hit escape, anything I did opened back up the secure wizard. Reboot after reboot. It got to where I could type again but not in secure mode and even then it was dodgy because I'd hit a key and the letter would go zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzoom, like that.
The Wifi icon turned yellow, the connections so low I couldn't do anything, even change the channel as I have to load a page to do that. The isdn phone stopped working, yet the adsl connection was acting weird at times and I went down for 12 minutes, yet remained connected the rest of the day. This will sound so paranoid and make me sound like a conspiracy buffer, but I thought at one point maybe all the tracing and checking out on those .gov, .mil sites had triggered the "she's at it again" alarms and feeling so Scully, even looked outside to see if I could spot a white van, like Tempest is always said to operate from, and sureasshit one was out there. I had to convince myself it's always there, a neighbor's, sure, sure, now I'm not so sure and I'm admittedly freaking myself out, but don't worry, I'm also laughing, taking all this with a grain, a groan and a guffaw. I tossed out the bait. They bit. Who caught the "fish"?
Ok, now I can talk about the latest info on Tempest. Myhead myhead, this study from Cambridge called, "Compromising emanations: eavesdropping risks of computer displays", is huge and extremely technical, yet after wading through all the graphs and algebraic equations and terms I didn't understand, it is definitely possible to snoop from outside. The curious can click here to check this out.
The next one I checked out was from cacheout.kuwait.army.mil.
2004-04-30 11:14:28 GET /css/style.css - 220.127.116.11 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+6.0;+Windows+NT+5.1;+Q312461;+.NET+CLR+1.0.3705) http://www.brendastardom.com/arch.asp?ArchID=318 200 875
I swear, most times after reading old stuff I've written, I don't remember it and am always amazed at some of things I've said: I wasn't surprised to find it was this one from December 2003, "GI ADDICTION, POPPY FIELDS and ERADICATION" found here.
I'd wasted so much time with all the problems and tracing and tracking and looking up I couldn't finish this yesterday, but I'm ever so glad because I wouldn't have found the silent stealth spider from Cyberveillance I mentioned in that NSA blog monitoring report. I had to check out 42 separate entries in the logs, and one showed a url, questionsquestions which left me bewildered as the page says
"Commentary opinions from questionsquestions and other website
this page will be updated soon.
So I clicked archive and found that it hadn't been touched since August 2003, and was also not suprised to find amongst the links, one to me. Woooeee. It wasn't the one the CIA had perused, but it is definitely related, "CIA CREATING JUNKIES IN IRAQ?? from May 2003. There it sat between "The New Mafia" and "Time To Forget About Figureheads" which was above "Bush's "Christian" Blood Cult".
Next on the list was the IP I already knew by heart from Cyberveillance,
2004-05-01 13:47:11 GET /home.asp - 18.104.22.168 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.05;+Windows+NT+4.0) http://questionsquestions.net/topics/commentary.html 200 24975
The creepy crawler was there for several hours, accessing the home page, containing the article that mentioned Cyberveillance, then all the archives were checked and then the focus went to omg, the April Fool report I wrote about being sued by Reuters for copyright infringement. Also sought was the one on Marijuana and ADD/ADHD. A trace of the IP only reveals Washington DC as the location, nothing else available.
2004-05-01 16:23:35 GET /arch.asp - 22.214.171.124 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.05;+Windows+NT+3.51) http://brendastardom.com/archives.asp?iM=9&iY=2003 200 19729
2004-05-01 15:55:27 GET /arch.asp - 126.96.36.199 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.05;+Windows+NT+3.51) http://brendastardom.com/archives.asp?iM=4&iY=2004 200 13638
2004-05-01 16:03:30 GET /archives.asp - 188.8.131.52 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.05;+Windows+NT+4.0) http://brendastardom.com/arch.asp?ArchID=388 200 13124
2004-05-01 16:03:30 GET /archives.asp - 184.108.40.206 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.05;+Windows+NT+4.0) http://brendastardom.com/arch.asp?ArchID=391 200 21664
I'm not sure what to think at this point. If all these outfits are having to read all my stuff, I'm sure they're a bit baffled as I don't think the tongue in my cheek is always visible. Maybe some will become regular visitors. Who knows and who cares! My only motivation for doing these is to keep myself busy and doing what I like and talking about what fascinates me. If others read it, wonderful, if they hate it, I'm not surprised.. Like I said in the last report, I'm not about to stop. I've only begun! I ain' a-skeered of spooks.
I'm too worn out to seek a quote. I really need a break from all this.